STECKLY NOW READY TO RACE IRWINDALE, CA, Thursday Jan. 22, 2009: Scott Steckly and his wife Penny have been enjoying the sights of Southern California for the past three days. As the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, Steckly was ...
STECKLY NOW READY TO RACE
IRWINDALE, CA, Thursday Jan. 22, 2009: Scott Steckly and his wife Penny have been enjoying the sights of Southern California for the past three days. As the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, Steckly was invited to Los Angeles as one of six champions in NASCAR developmental series.
Scott and Penny took part in a welcome brunch on Tuesday and then it was on to K-1 Speed, a local go-kart facility where they participated in a charity race benefiting Covenent House. Later that evening they were hosted at a Champions/Media dinner at the Peterson Auto Museum. Tuesday wound up with a behind the scenes look at the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show.
Wednesday kicked off with a VIP visit to Universal Studios and the famous "Back Lot" The event filled two days finished up with a visit to the Staples Center for the NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.
"It's been great and it is nice that NASCAR does this for us," Steckly said. "Going to Universal Studios was something nice to do. I have never been to an NBA game but we are going to have a great time."
Now it is on to the business of racing as Steckly and his No. 22 Bollegraaf/Tow Truck in a Box/Canadian Tire/Erb Group/AW Millwrights team arrive at the track to prepare for two days of racing. Two practice sessions and a time trial qualifying session take place Friday with Live coverage on Speed at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Saturday's 250 lap Toyota All-Star Showdown will also be televised Live on Speed with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Pacific time.
Steckly, as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion has a guaranteed starting position in the event that has seen 62 contenders register for the 40 starting positions. He will be competing in a NDS Motorsports prepared car as a team mate to Camping World East competitor Steve Park.